Mid century to Revolutionary War period. See Neumann p.153, #23 top. 9" length. Heavy, the body carved with a raised octagonal segment decorated with a diamond pattern to the top facet. Ringed neck and tapered spout. Flat wood base with oval iron eye securing a leather strap stretched its length to the spout. The spout with three incised Vs an iron pin below each. Purpose unknown. Perhaps mating with a bullet starter. Wonderful age character with a few expected small blemishes.